Compendium of Materia Medica

Children's Shows (sci-fi, music)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


Compendium of Materia Medica. This sci-fi musical is inspired by the Compendium of Materia Medica, the most complete and comprehensive medical book in the history of traditional Chinese medicine, compiled and written by Li Shizhen from the Ming Dynasty. Set in 2046, when a popular VR game is designed to train people how to deal with emergencies. In this one game, a pandemic of emotions breaks out; people are getting sick, and the players are sent back to the time of Li Shizhen to witness how the Compendium of Materia Medica comes to life.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Venue is on the first floor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices